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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Wow. Now that's embarrassing. I swear we, as a nation, are regressing.
    Children playing feet away from open pools of raw sewage; drinking water pumped beside cracked pipes of untreated waste; human faeces flushed back into kitchen sinks and bathtubs whenever the rains come; people testing positive for hookworm, an intestinal parasite that thrives on extreme poverty.

    These are the findings of a new study into endemic tropical diseases, not in places usually associated with them in the developing world of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, but in a corner of the richest nation on earth: Alabama.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...atment-poverty
    But we have money for a trump ordered display of military might on parade.
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    Wow, liberals really do hate poor people.

    Thank you all for pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Wow, liberals really do hate poor people.

    Thank you all for pointing that out.
    May your waitress serve you a steaming plate of Hookworm.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Babba,

    Not surprising, given it is rural, agrarian, and is located in an area that is not conducive to industry (i.e., there is no major transportation hub in the vicinity).

    And when you look at the list of developed countries, none have anywhere near the demographics nor geography of Alabama.
    So then its an infrastructure issue?

    What do you mean by demographics?
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    Mississippi is now saying "thank G-d for Alabama," rather than the reverse.

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    BY CARLOS BALLESTEROS ON 12/10/17 AT 10:21 AM

    Updated | A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world.

    "I think it's very uncommon in the First World. This is not a sight that one normally sees. I'd have to say that I haven't seen this," Philip Alston, the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, told Connor Sheets of AL.com earlier this week as they toured a community in Butler County where "raw sewage flows from homes through exposed PVC pipes and into open trenches and pits."

    The tour through Alabama's rural communities is part of a two-week investigation by the U.N. on poverty and human rights abuses in the United States. So far, U.N. investigators have visited cities and towns in California and Alabama, and will soon travel to Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

    Of particular concern to Alston are specific poverty-related issues that have surfaced across the country in recent years, such as an outbreak of hookworm in Alabama in 2017óa disease typically found in nations with substandard sanitary conditions in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, as reported by The Guardian.

    Alabama Has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World, U.N. Official Says
    That guy hasn't been to California lately.

    TRUE: California has the nationís highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Mississippi is now saying "thank G-d for Alabama," rather than the reverse.
    .....and they can both say thank gawd for California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Wow, liberals really do hate poor people.

    Thank you all for pointing that out.
    Why yes, yes they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingbeast View Post
    May your waitress serve you a steaming plate of Hookworm.............
    Mr. Viking,

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    .....and they can both say thank gawd for California.
    have you ever been to Mississippi, Alabama, or California?

    If Alabama hauled in all their dead cars, they would all be rich.



    I've never seen so many dead cars.
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